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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: they've got a good japanese program and good teachers, and possibly one of the only programs like this in the country.

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College Freshman

Greek Life: i haven't tried to get involved so idk anything about it

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: really good i guess but i don't care about sports especially since they're more important than students here

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2 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: need more variety and need much lower costs

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1 College Junior

Scholarships: very limited scholarships available for students!

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College Junior

Campus Food: don't have campus meal plan

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: It's there but it's not too prevalent outside of frats.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: They'll give you a little money if you bother them enough.

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are old and terrible.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It can be very pricey to live in west campus, but it's easy to find and so convenient

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Tons of options, its gotten me to try new foods and its great

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Administration: I do not have a lot of opinions on these topics

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Scholarships: I only receive loans, but it has never been a hassle

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4 College Junior

Campus Food: While I have never had a campus meal plan, the options they have for every student is great, I love having Chickfila, Taco cabana and wendy's on campus. Also, Cypress Bend was so good

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Some dorms are super awesome and nice and others are just average. San Jacinto was AWESOME

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off-campus and haven't gone through the process of finding anything. My friends are living off-campus next year and I haven't heard any major complaints about the process.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are tons of options for off-campus dining within walking distance of campus. You can experience cuisines from around the globe at an affordable price and leave satisfied. There are good coupons and discounts as well if you manage to catch them. You won't be disappointed when leaving campus for a good meal.

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2 College Freshman

Administration: Personally, I wish they would enforce their own rules about alcohol use in the dorms. I hear of a lot of alcohol related accidents and just general foolishness that shouldn't be this prevalent. My roommate almost died of alcohol poisoning on his birthday. They shouldn't have even let him up to the dorm. It was past the swipe in time when he got back and they should have stopped him at the front desk and called the cops but they didn't. He threw up all night. It was gross and this isn't the only incident I've heard of. Not to mention we're all underage. I don't care what happens at a party, I just don't want them to bring their mess back to my dorm. If my roommate died that night I would have felt responsible and I don't need that on my conscience.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't like parties so I'm not the best person to review this. The party scene, however, is alive and thriving on campus. For incoming students its easy to get invited to parties (I've been invited to many) and they persist throughout the year if you're looking for a good time. My roommate is in a frat and he seems to enjoy them so I'll base my rating off of him.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I know many who have received financial aid. Personally I haven't received any. The scholarship application confused me the first time I looked at it. I thought there was no reason to apply because they had very specific scholarships listed that I didn't qualify for. I know now I might have received something had I applied. My advice is just to apply to any and everything.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I feel a little pressed for cash towards the end of the semester. There aren't enough places that take dine-in-dollars. There is "variety" at locations like J2, kinsolving, and JCL but the food isn't amazing. It isn't bad by any means but it won't make you jump for joy. Its hard to get an affordable, meaty breakfast option. They skimp on the bacon wherever you go and don't offer a lot of sausage. Also J2 and Kinsolving aren't conveniently open on the weekends causing you to spend money elsewhere for a meal that is almost guaranteed to be more expensive. I can't get breakfast before 9 on weekends in jester because nothing is open. I like to start my day early so this bothers me. That being said, I suppose things could be worse. The food could be disgusting but its not. It gets an "okay" in my book.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There is a wide variety of dorms on campus. Some are extremely small while I would consider others quite spacious. The housing placement process is easy to an extent: I can fill out the forms just fine but there process isn't so clear cut in my opinion. I applied for a new residence hall this semester in what I believed to be a timely fashion and didn't receive it. I'm not sure why. A majority of the rooms look dated, which in turn gives them a certain gloomy, aged look. The renovated rooms are nice but the layout of the room seems to provide you with even less storage space. Many of your things are stored under an elevated bed, leaving your room looking cluttered for a student of average cleanliness. That said, the rooms are livable and the atmosphere makes up for it. Its great being a short hop from your friends and its nice to get together in a dorm and have a group study or gaming session.

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1 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not get as much money in financial aid as I thought I deserved. In addition, although I was in top 10% in my high school, I did not receive the $600 scholarship for it.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food at the dining halls is not good and there's not a lot of variety.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There's a ton of different off-campus housing options, but varies by location and cost. I don't live off campus so I can't say much.

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Most students agree that they have loved their time here at UT, and they wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. College is the best time of your life, and I can’t think of a better place to spend it than at the University of Texas. Students get a great education while having an awesome college town with everything at their disposal. Don’t try to graduate early. Enjoy your time at UT—go cheer on the Longhorns at all the home games for all sports: football, basketball, baseball, intramurals. See the amenities that the Forty Acres has to offer—the Harry Ransom Center, go to our libraries and see our more than eight million volumes. Go to Gregory Gym and the Rec Center—you have a free gym membership for four years or more—use it.

I came to UT convinced that I was going to transfer to a school in California in the spring. I spent two days here before school started and I never wanted to leave, even to go home and visit my parents and high school friends! I couldn’t leave because I was always afraid that I would miss something because there was always something exciting going on. If you are worried about the fact that UT is so big, don’t. All you have to do is find your niche, and everything else should fall into place. You can find it within your dorm, apartment, organization, fraternity, sorority, or classmates. Although, at times, it may seem overwhelming, UT is not nearly as big as it sounds. All you have to do is make friends, which you will, and the campus will seem infinitely smaller. Come join us!

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